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Database Administration
Reference : Database Startup Parameters : Alphabetical listing of database startup parameters : Lock Wait Timeout (-SQLLockwaitTimeout)
Lock Wait Timeout (-SQLLockwaitTimeout)
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-SQLLockwaitTimeout n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Use this parameter to specify the number of seconds to wait when a lock conflict occurs. This value applies to all conflicts that occur while using SQL applications. The default value is 5 seconds.
Note: Progress Software Corporation recommends changing the value of Lock Wait Timeout( -SQLLockwaitTimeout) to a higher value if your installation encounters a lot of conflicts.